Classical Monologues for Women

Author: Marina Caldarone

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781854598707

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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As an actor at any level - from school exam to professional casting - you are likely to be called upon to perform one or more audition pieces - often a 'classical' piece is specified. A great deal will depend on your coming up with something fresh that is suited both to your particular performing skills and to the period of the play you are auditioning for. Which is where this volume of The Good Audition Guides comes in. Drawing on her enormous experience as a theatre director and in drama training - she has sat on the selection board of several leading drama schools - Marina Caldarone has chosen for this volume fifty monologues for female actors selected from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theatre. Each monologue is prefaced with a neat summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect and in your own unique way. The volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.

Classical Monologues for Men

Author: Marina Caldarone

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781854598691

Category: Drama

Page: 159

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Offers over forty-five monologues for men drawn from classical plays throughout the ages and ranging across all of Western theater.

Audition Speeches

For 6-16 Year Olds

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301140

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 133

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Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds offers a generous helping of carefully selected speeches that children can prepare for auditions. Each speech is introduced with commentary to set the scene and help the young actor.

The Methuen book of classical monologues for women

Author: Chrys Salt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 118

View: 1962

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From the editor of the bestselling volumes: "Modern and Contemporary Monologues for Men and for Women" This is a selection of forty great speeches drawn from landmark plays stretching from Greek and Roman theatre right through to those of the nineteenth century. In this wide-ranging collection Chrys Salt has brought together a truly international compendium with generous selections from French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Scandinavian theatre. Classic speeches sit alongside lesser-known gems to guarantee a rich and rewarding collection for the actor. Unique in providing insightful commentary and guidance on every speech, this is an invaluable resource for acting classes, competitions, auditions and rehearsals. Monologues of all types - both serious and comic, and suitable for actors of all ages - provide a dynamic challenge for all practitioners: the student, the amateur and professional. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editor's introduction and commentaries, which set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts. Praise for Chrys Salt's MAKE ACTING WORK: "A really useful book for every actor to own" --Prunella Scales "This book should be part of every resourceful actor's armoury"--Annette Badland

50 Fabulous Classical Monologues for Women

Author: Freyda Thomas,Jan Silverman

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 0573662738

Category: Drama

Page: 89

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Fifty fabulous, fresh, new classical monologues for men await you within these pages. Everyone from the ancient Greeks to novelists of the 19th century is represented. They are not translated; they are adapted to the actor's needs and accessible to modern audiences. There are 25 dramatic and 25 comic-the largest collection of comic classical monologues on the market. The book is divided into 4 sections: Young Women's Dramatic, Mature Women's Dramatic, Young Women's Comedic and Mature Women's Comedic. Most are in iambic pentameter, in keeping with their originals, but some are in prose as well. Some are in rhymed couplets. There's a short synopsis at the beginning of each monologue to assist the actor's preparation and execution. Some are trans-gender and non-age specific. All are meant to enhance the actor's craft. "This collection will be a delight and an invaluable resource for actors everywhere." Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theatre "Every actor must have this invaluable collection of fresh, eminently actable monologues." Ron Lagomarsino, Broadway, regional and TV director "A treasure trove of wonderful new classical material for auditions, classes and practice of our craft." Mark Zimmerman, President, Actors' Equity Assoc.

Modern Monologues for Women

Author: Jane Maud

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Fifty fantastic speeches for women, from top plays by some of the UK's most exciting contemporary dramatists.

Shakespeare for One

Women : the Complete Monologues and Audition Pieces

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: 9780325004877

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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This volume collects virtually all of the monologues for women from Shakespeare's 37 plays. Not only actors, but directors and teachers, too, will find this book a treasure trove of the famous soliloquies plus many unfamiliar gems.

Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

Author: William Shakespeare,Simon Dunmore

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878300761

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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Like the companion volume for men, Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women brings together fifty speeches from plays frequently ignored such as Coriolanus, Pericles, and Love's Labours Lost. It also features good, but over-looked speeches from more popular plays such as Diana from All's Well That Ends Well, Perdita from The Winter's Tale and Hero from Much Ado About Nothing. Each speech is accompanied by a character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases and references--all written from the viewpoint of the auditioning actor. It is the perfect resource for your best audition ever.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436215

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.

Shakespeare Monologues for Young Men

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848422650

Category: Drama

Page: 103

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Drawing on his experience as an acting and audition coach, Luke Dixon has selected fifty monologues for young women drawn from across the Shakespeare canon. Each is prefaced with an easy-to-use guide to Who is speaking, Where, When and To Whom, What has just happened in the play and What the character's objectives are - everything actors need to know!

Shakespeare Monologues for Young Women

Author: Luke Dixon

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 103

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Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way.Each volume also carries a user-friendly introduction on the whole process of auditioning.Shakespeare Monologues for Young Women contains 40 monologues drawn from across the whole of Shakespeare's canon. Each speech comes with a neat summary of the vital information (the who, where and when of the speech), plus descriptions of what is happening, what to think about when preparing it, and a glossary. There is also a user-friendly introduction to selecting your speech, tackling Shakespeare's language and approaching the audition itself.

The Methuen book of contemporary monologues for women

Author: Chrys Salt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780413772916

Category: Drama

Page: 133

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This is an exciting collection of the best stage monologues of the past three decades. It brings together a selection from some of the most vital and award-winning plays by major playwrights produced by British and American theatres. The volume includes monologues of all types—from serious to comic and shades in between—to provide a varied, dramatic challenge for any actor: professional, student, or amateur. Here is an invaluable resource for auditions, acting classes, competitions, and rehearsals. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by Salt's commentary, which puts each monologue in the context of the play from which it is drawn. Chrys Salt is an award-winning director and writer. She runs regular workshops at the Actors Centre in London.

Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16+

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408141094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Finding good, interesting audition pieces is a demanding and difficult process. This revised edition contains over 40 speeches and includes a wide selection of pieces taken from plays written or produced recently, such as Nathan the Wise, All the Ordinary Angels, The Woman Before (first performed at the Royal Court in 2005), Oleanna, (David Mamet), Pygmalion and New Boy. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages, taken from both classical and modern plays, to suit all audition requirements. There is also an introductory section containing advice from directors and casting directors on how to audition successfully, advice on attending drama schools and how to audition successfully.

The Excellent Audition Guide

Author: Andy Johnson

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781848422971

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

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A reassuring, encouraging "how to" book that demystifies the often scary-looking process of applying to drama school.

Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Men

Author: William Shakespeare,Simon Dunmore

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878300754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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Auditioners often complain of seeing the same speeches over and over again. Director, Simon Dunmore, has seen well over ten thousand audition speeches performed, and has drawn on his experience to select and edit a new collection of unusual audition speeches from Shakespeare's plays. This book brings together fifty speeches for men from plays frequently ignored such as Titus Andronicus, Pericles and Love's Labours Lost. It also includes good, but over-looked speeches from the more popular plays such as Octavius Caesar from Antony and Cleopatra, Leontes from The Winter's Tale and Buckingham from Richard III. Each speech is accompanied by a character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases and references - all written from the viewpoint of the auditioning actor.

Audition Speeches for Women

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408141051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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This revised edition contains several new speeches, many of which are taken from plays written and produced during the last five years. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages to suit all audition requirements. An introductory section contains invaluable comments from directors, casting directors, actors and teachers. Among those contributing are Sir Peter Hall, National Theatre Director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Robert Palmer, voice teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; casting director Doreen Jones; Tim Reynolds, Principal of the Academy Drama School; stage and film dialect coach Penny Dyer; and Barry Grantham, director and exponent of Commedia dell'Arte.

The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101173904

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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A diverse collection of monologues featuring the voices of women through the ages Drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, journals, and documents of public record, these selections, although not originally intended for theatrical or cinematic performances, offer unique dramatic opportunities for actors, speakers, students, or anyone interested in women’s studies. Stefan Rudnicki has brought together selections from well-known as well as obscure authors, providing a tremendous range of women’s perspectives from a variety of sources: poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, and Sappho, among others; passages from Mary Shelley’s journal, the diaries of Anais Nin, and the memoirs of Isadora Duncan; polemics from Mary Wollstonecraft and Joan of Arc, as well as Susan B. Anthony’s “On Woman’s Right to Suffrage”; and selections from the novels of Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Ursula K. LeGuin, and others.

Contemporary Monologues for Men

Author: Jane Maud

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Fifty fantastic speeches for men, from top plays by some of Britain's most exciting dramatists.